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Slow Death by Rubber Duck

The Secret Danger Of Everyday Things

By Rick Smith, 1968-

Pollution is no longer just about belching smokestacks and ugly sewer pipes—now, it’s personal. The most dangerous pollution, it turns out, comes from commonplace items in our homes and workplaces. To prove this point, for one week authors Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie ingested and inhaled a host of things that surround all of us. Using their own bodies as the reference point to tell the story of pollution in our modern world, they expose the miscreant corporate giants who manufacture the toxins, the weak-kneed government officials who let it happen, and the effects on people and families across the globe. This book—the testimony of their experience—exposes the extent to which we are poisoned every day of our lives, from the simple household dust that is polluting our blood to the toxins in our urine that are created by run-of-the-mill shampoos and toothpaste. Ultimately hopeful, the book empowers readers with some simple ideas for protecting themselves and their families, and changing things for the better.

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9781582435671


Format: Book
Author: Smith, Rick, 1968-
Summary: Exposes the dangerous toxins present in many commonplace items in our offices and homes--including dust, shampoos and toothpaste--and empowers readers with tips for protecting themselves and their families
Title: Slow death by rubber duck : the secret danger of everyday things / Rick Smith, Bruce Lourie, with Sarah Dopp.
Publisher Date: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, c2009.
Subject: Industries -- Environmental aspects Business enterprises -- Environmental aspects Environmental toxicology -- Popular works. Pollution -- Health aspects Pollution -- Environmental aspects
Isbn: 9781582435671 1582435677
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Bib Id: 337679

Format: Book
Author: Smith, Rick, 1968-
Summary: Exposes the dangerous toxins present in many commonplace items in our offices and homes--including dust, shampoos and toothpaste--and empowers readers with tips for protecting themselves and their families
Title: Slow death by rubber duck : the secret danger of everyday things / Rick Smith, Bruce Lourie, with Sarah Dopp.
Publisher, Date: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, c2009.
Description: xvii, 328 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Industries -- Environmental aspects
Subjects: Business enterprises -- Environmental aspects
Subjects: Environmental toxicology -- Popular works.
Subjects: Pollution -- Health aspects
Subjects: Pollution -- Environmental aspects
Other Author: Dopp, Sarah
Other Author: Lourie, Bruce
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 276-309) and index.
LCCN: 2009038076
ISBN: 9781582435671
ISBN: 1582435677
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Available Copies: 1
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Call Number: BUSINESS Smi